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Windows 7: how Windows 7, out of the box, positions boot files on a HD?

24 Oct 2011   #1
BitGroomer

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
how Windows 7, out of the box, positions boot files on a HD?

I'm away from my new Windows 7 box ATM, but am curious. Has anyone here looked into how Windows 7, out of the box, positions boot files on a HD? Does it simply group them together wherever there is space or does it also position the group on faster outer tracks/cylinders?


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24 Oct 2011   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BitGroomer View Post
I'm away from my new Windows 7 box ATM, but am curious. Has anyone here looked into how Windows 7, out of the box, positions boot files on a HD? Does it simply group them together wherever there is space or does it also position the group on faster outer tracks/cylinders?
Superfetch optimises the boot process, as well as loading programs. (See the link I posted above). I don't know about putting it on faster tracks, but it does place them all in a "line" so the spinner doesn't have to seek for them
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